People’s Daily carried an article that the Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, had originally published, saying that the tension between China and Japan was affecting airline travel. The two major Japanese airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines Corporation, reported that, by the close of the day on September 25, 2012, 55,500 ticket reservations for the period of September to November for flights between China and Japan had been cancelled. The head of All Nippon Airways told the reporter that the airline was using smaller airplanes to deal with the cancellations and had not reduced the total number of flights. He admitted that the cancellations would have a huge impact on the airline’s business but hoped that the volume would pick up once the Japanese companies reopened their businesses in China.
Source: People’s Daily, September 27, 2012